Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health Addresses the Challenges of Caregiving and Extends Support Services.
Caring for an older adult is a profoundly rewarding experience, but it comes with its own set of challenges that can be demanding, difficult, and stressful. Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health recognizes the importance of supporting caregivers in their journey and is committed to providing resources and assistance to make the caregiving experience more manageable.
To help caregivers cope with the demands of their role, Pemi-Baker encourages individuals to reach out for support. Whether it’s talking to a trusted family member or friend or seeking counseling from a mental health professional, having a support system is crucial. Pemi-Baker recognizes the need for in-person support and invites caregivers to join their support group, held every first Wednesday of the month from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. This group offers a space for caregivers to connect, share experiences, and gain valuable insights from others who understand the challenges they face.
Taking breaks and prioritizing self-care are essential aspects of caregiving. Pemi-Baker suggests that caregivers consider asking another family member or friend to step in, hiring an aide for a few hours a week, or enrolling the older person in an adult day care program to ensure they have the necessary support.
In a significant expansion of services, Pemi-Baker is pleased to announce the introduction of volunteer services for home health patients and their families. While volunteer services were previously available only for patients on hospice care, this extension aims to provide additional assistance to individuals receiving home health services. For more information about these volunteer services, please contact Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health at 603-536-2232.
Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health remains dedicated to supporting caregivers and enhancing the quality of life for older adults. By offering a range of services and resources, the organization aims to make the caregiving journey more manageable and fulfilling.
Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is a trusted, nonprofit agency proudly serving 32 towns in central and northern NH since 1967. Expert services include at-home healthcare and physical therapies (VNA), hospice and palliative care, and community programs including: American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA, Caregiver and Bereavement Support Groups and Ask A Pemi-Baker Nurse days at your local senior centers. Providing compassionate care with experienced staff who are trained, certified professionals and also your neighbors. In your time of need, we’re right where you need us.